How to Apply

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Thank you for your interest in Carlisle School. Your child’s education serves as a foundation for success, and how that experience is delivered is one of the most important decisions you will make. Here at Carlisle, we celebrate the uniqueness of every student in a positive, safe environment. Becoming a member of the Carlisle family takes just a few steps.  Follow this checklist to ensure a completed application process for your child. We are happy to assist with the process and to answer any questions that may arise.

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1. Schedule a Tour

Whether through an open house event, scheduled tour, or virtual online visit, this important step allows parents and students to see the campus, experience classes, and meet other students and faculty.

2. Complete the Application Form
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis. 
  • Each application must be submitted along with a $75 application fee.
3. Schedule a Student Visit and Assessment
  • Applicants are required to visit for a half or full day of classes in their current grade. 
  • An informal assessment, as well as a written assessment, will be performed while visiting.
  • Formal assessment is required for Kindergarten & First Grade applicants. Please make a separate appointment with the Admissions Office for this testing.
4. Complete Student Evaluations
  • Preschool and Kindergarten: Applicants are required to submit a Parent Observation form and Teacher Recommendation (if applicable).
  • Grades 1-12: Carlisle School requires two General Evaluations which can come from a teacher, guidance counselor, or principal/headmaster. 
  • Grades 6-12: In addition to the General Evaluations forms, students applying to grades 6-12 must submit Math Evaluation and English Evaluation forms (to be filled out by the student’s current math and English teachers), and an Applicant Questionnaire (to be completed by the student).
  • To ensure confidentiality of all recommendations, parents must sign the confidentiality agreement at the top of the evaluations and have the school official submit it directly to the school in a sealed envelope.
5. Submit School Records
  • Please complete the Records Release Form. The school records must include all standardized test results and any other educational or psychological testing.
  • We require copies, not the originals, for our records.
6. Application Decision

The complete application packet will be submitted to the Admissions Committee for review. Families will be notified of admissions decisions.

7. Apply for Financial Assistance
  • For complete information on tuition and affordability, please click here
  • If you plan to apply for financial aid, please indicate this choice on the application form.
  • Students must first be accepted to Carlisle School before applying for financial aid.
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